Secret Origins #18 [Newsstand]
(September 1987)

DC, 1986 Series
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Price
1.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1987-06-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893176609
Editing
Roy Thomas (creative editor); Greg Weisman (assistant editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (#50 squarebound)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Secret Origins (DC, 1986 series) #18 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

On-sale date from DC Releases #40.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern; The Creeper / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Sienkiewicz (signed)
Inks
Bill Sienkiewicz (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Creeper [Jack Ryder]
Reprints

Before and After Science (Table of Contents: 1)

The Creeper / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Andy Helfer (plot and words); Keith Giffen (plot)
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
Rick Bryant
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza
Editing
Greg Weisman

Job Number
G-2981
Genre
superhero
Characters
Creeper [Jack Ryder]; Moe; Manny; Emil Yatz
Synopsis
Jack Ryder is captured by a mob boss, drugged, shot and left for dead. He is brought back to life by Professor Yatz but the process has created the Creeper.

Indexer Notes

This origin, although based on the original Showcase tale, stresses that the Creeper is not quite sane.

The Tale of the Green Lantern (Table of Contents: 2)

Green Lantern / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
George Freeman
Inks
George Freeman
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
Jean Simek

Job Number
G-2622
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Guardians of the Universe; Star-Heart; Chang the Lampmaker; Joe; Mrs. Billings; Billings; Jimmy Henton; Albert Dekker; Irene Miller; Bart Murdock; Danny Miller; Judge Homer Wake
Synopsis
A piece of the Star-Heart travels to ancient Earth where it is shaped into a lantern that eventually falls into the hands of Alan Scott, who becomes the first Green Lantern.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is based on the stories in the early All-American Comics, but does include the continuity of the Guardians, and their creation of the Starheart as shown in Green Lantern circa #115.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Secret Admirers / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-2809

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Anthony R. Cardno, Susanna Doyle, Charles D. Brown, Ken Ruby III and George A. Williams.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Green Lantern; The Creeper
  2. 1. Before and After Science
    The Creeper
  3. 2. The Tale of the Green Lantern
    Green Lantern
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Secret Admirers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Gregory Fischer